CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 52

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

(a) Ensure that women in abusive situations can receive payments under Universal Credit independent of their partners.

(b) End the two-child limit on child tax credit.

(c) Ensure that raising the State pension age to 66 does not discriminate against women born in the 1950s.

Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Ensure that women in abusive situations are able to independently gain access to payments under the universal credit system.

(b) Repeal the two-child tax credit limit.

(c) Take effective measures to ensure that the increase in the State pension age from 60 to 66 does not have a discriminatory impact on women born in the 1950s.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

13 (economic and social life)

Last updated on 14/02/2020